Mitch McConnell, who has long been known for taking a more passive approach to politics, has recently surprised everyone with his sudden shift on Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Ketanji Brown Jackson.
McConnell had been one of the more enthusiastic Republicans at the time of Biden’s announcement regarding Jackson’s candidacy, including his willingness to vote in favor of Jackson, despite her rather troubling “soft on crime” stance.
Nonetheless, McConnell, in an effort to distinguish himself from the pitchfork mob otherwise known as Democrats, declared just a few days ago that he would carefully listen to the commentary during Jackson’s hearings and make his decision based upon the facts and evidence.
“I’m going to listen to the evidence,” McConnell declared on “Face the Nation.”
“I’m going to listen to the hearings,” the senator continued, “and by the way, she’ll be treated much better than Democrats typically treated Republican nominees like Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.”
It would be pretty hard to treat a nominee worse than either Thomas or Kavanaugh, or, for that matter, Amy Coney Barrett, who had her faith assaulted repeatedly while Jackson gets away with hiding whichever faith system she follows entirely.
And, now that McConnell has thoughtfully listened to the hearings involving Ms. Jackson, it is quite clear that a number of warning flags have been raised.
For starters, Jackson has grabbed the most headlines for refusing to define the word “woman.”
Senator Ted Cruz found this refusal rather interesting, noting that Jackson is “probably the first Supreme Court nominee in the history of our country who is unable to answer the question ‘What is a woman?”
While such a refusal will please the woke mob, perhaps Ms. Jackson should consider the fact that the primary attributes she appears to offer appear being “black” and “female,” as the Biden administration effectively stated those were the core requirements for even being considered.
So, at minimum, seems that Jackson may want to define the word “woman” since her entire candidacy apparently depends upon traits she was born with, rather than traits that she worked for. At least that’s how the Biden administration “markets” her.
Would be nice if they marketed actual achievements and merit instead.
On top of that, Jackson also dodged multiple other questions, refusing to even identify her judicial philosophy, which is a rather central element of any Supreme Court justice nominee’s appointment to the Court.
Consequently, after hearing “the evidence,” McConnell has decided thanks, but no thanks, with regards to Jackson’s dubious candidacy.
In particular the far, far left backing that brazenly supports her deliberate vagueness on a national stage.
Which is precisely why McConnell has come out with a statement that absolutely does not equivocate where he stands with regards to the appointment of Jackson to the Supreme Court for life.
“After studying the nominee’s record and watching her performance this week, I cannot and will not support Judge Jackson for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court,” McConnell proclaimed.
Amen. At last, McConnell is taking a rather explicit stand against the absolutely insatiable left.
Senator Lindsey Graham has taken an even harsher stance, especially with regard t Jackson’s questionable record with seriously dangerous criminals.
“All I can say is that your view of how to deter child pornography is not my view,” Graham warned, “I think you’re doing it wrong. And every judge who does what you’re doing is making it easier for the children to be exploited.”
The irony, of course, is that Brett Kavanaugh was crucified over his supposed assault of a far left professor, yet a nominee with an actual track record of questionable rulings on pedophiles is apparently the Democrats’ top choice.
Author: Ofelia Thornton